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Old 12-23-2010, 11:59 PM
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offset questions

I ordered some wheels from discount tire direct told the guy I wanted my new wheels and tires to go out more so he told me I needed to order the wheels with +18 offset they arrived today and by looking at them they look like it will set in onstead of out , is this correct and if so how much ?, everything I have now read said to go out I need a negative offset. lesson learned "do research before ordering "

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I think you're correct that negative offset pushes them to the outside, but not 100% sure... You'd think the guy at DT would know tho'....... Measure the backspace on them. Lay one down on it's face and put a straight edge across it, then measure the distance from the mounting surface to the straight edge. That will tell you the backspace... It should be less than 5 or 6" depending on what you are putting it on....

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Next time specify how much backspacing. Offset works if you know all the other spec of a wheel but backspacing is easier to deal with at least for me

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Next time specify how much backspacing. Offset works if you know all the other spec of a wheel but backspacing is easier to deal with at least for me

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If you know how wide the wheel is, then offset is pretty easy, but it does get confusing with neg/pos..... I agree that for a Wrangler, all you really need to know is bs, that's why I told him to measure it...
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called them and asked questions and they told me the positive offset I got would be a couple of inches out from stock plus the wheels are wider so it should put the tires out to where I was wanting them , got them mounted and put on and they are just what I wanted so the guys at Discount Tire Direct were perfect in their recomendation .
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Good deal! Glad you weren't disappointed! Now, where're the pics?
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